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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
103 AM PDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.FORECAST DISCUSSION...MAJOR FEATURES/WINDS/SEAS/SIGNIFICANT
.WEATHER FOR THE NORTH PACIFIC N OF 30N AND E OF 150W.

AT 06Z A 1018 MB LOW WAS OVER THE NW PZ5 WATERS W/A LOW PRES
TROUGH EXTENDING FROM THE LOW CENTER DOWN THROUGH THE WRN WATERS.
A HIGH PRES RIDGE WAS OVER THE PZ6 WATERS. A 0457Z ASCAT HIRES
PASS REVEALED 5-15 KT WINDS OVER THE PZ5 AND PZ6 WATERS. DATA
WASNT AVAILABLE OVER THE SRN CA WATERS E OF 120W.

00Z GUIDANCE WAS IN GOOD AGREEMENT THROUGH SUN NIGHT SO POPULATED
GRIDS THROUGH THEN W/00Z GFS 10M WINDS. BROAD LOW IN THE WRN PZ5
WATERS DISSIPATES OVER THE REGION FRI NIGHT...W/ANOTHER LOW MOVING
INTO THE NRN PZ5 WATERS SAT INTO SUN. BEYOND THAT DIFFERENCES
WERE NOTED IN REGARDS TO THE TIMING OF A POTENTIALLY STRONG FRONT
EXPECTED TO CROSS THE PZ5...NRN PZ6 WATERS LATER MON THROUGH EARLY
TUE. WHILE THE 00Z GFS/ECMWF/UKMET/CMC ALL TAKE A LOW THROUGH THE
WATERS THE GFS/CMC HAVE A SLOWER SOLUTION THAN THAT OF THE
ECMWF/UKMET. HENCE DECISION TO LEAVE EXISTING 12Z GFS 10M WIND
GRIDS IN BEYOND SUN NIGHT. THAT SAID WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO
WATCH FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF GALES AHEAD OF THE FRONT AS THE 00Z
GFS SHOWS GALES W/THE 00Z ECMWF/CMC AT 30 KT...AND 00Z CMC AT 25
KT.

.SEAS...FAVORED 00Z NWW3 THROUGH MON 00Z...LEAVING PRIOR 12Z NWW3
GRIDS IN BEYOND THAT POINT THROUGH DAY 5.


.EXTRATROPICAL STORM SURGE GUIDANCE...N/A.


.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
     NONE.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
     NONE.

$$

NOTE: ON OCTOBER 06, 2016...THE NWS FTPMAIL SERVICE WILL DISABLE
THE CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS. THE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS LIVE NOW.
PLEASE TRANSITION TO IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID A SERVICE
DISRUPTION.

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.FORECASTER HOLLEY. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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